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Elon Musk wants more kids amid western birth crisis

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla and the father of 10, just urged low-fertility societies to have more children to deal with the “baby crisis.” In July, he already complained about the very low birth rate, which he considered “one of the biggest risks to civilization,” according to CNews and AFP.

“Believe me: the child crisis is a big problem”

On July 29, at an energy conference in Stavenger, Norway, Elon Musk, 51, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, called for an increase in the birth rate.

“Trust me: the baby crisis is a big deal,” he told reporters. According to him, the birth crisis poses a greater risk for Western societies than the ecological transition. Moreover, the richest man in the world is very passionate about this topic: “This is one of my favorite activities, perhaps less well-known. »

“Make enough children to support the population”

“Yes, make more children. At least make enough babies to keep the population going. We don’t want the population to drop so low that we end up disappearing,” he added. “They say that civilization can disappear with a roar or a groan. If we don’t have enough kids, we’ll die moaning in adult diapers,” he explains. Before concluding: “This is going to be depressing. »

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